Housing in and around Silicon Valley has been an issue for anyone not making tech figure salaries for some time, with more and more people outside the industry being displaced by the needs of Facebook and Google workers.
After it was widely reported that the first Google search result for “Did the Holocaust happen?” was from Stormfront, a white supremacist website, Google decided to alter its algorithm to remove Holocaust denial sites all together.
Google Maps, as we all know, has a tendency to surface some pretty odd scenes. Trump Tower, too, contains many oddities. But do you know what happens when you combine the two? Fucking. Fucking happens.
If like a huge number of Americans you get your news from social media, you’re likely to have seen a story this week claiming that pop star Taylor Swift is a proud Trump supporter. The report is completely fabricated—as is the image of Swift wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat.
While many fear Google’s seemingly omnipresent cameras capturing them in a vulnerable moment on the street, others have faith that the company’s blurring software will protect them. This cow’s story shows that even if Google blurs your image, you might be thrust into the limelight.
The Reserve Apartments complex is located in an area of San Jose that is five miles from Apple headquarters, 14 miles from Google, and 20 miles from Facebook. The cost of the 216 units at Reserve is protected by rent control laws, but by this time next year everyone living there will still be gone.
If you think you wanted to punch someone in the face for recording you with $1,500 jackass glasses on, imagine having someone wink at you and take a picture at the same time.
To whom do Google researchers turn when they want to make their products more personable, with a greater grasp of the nuances of language? Romance novels.
Page Six published an “exclusive” report claiming A-Rod (Alex Rodriguez), ex-boyfriend of Cameron Diaz, Madonna, and Kate Hudson, has begun dating someone from an entirely different world: Silicon Valley. More specifically, the part of Silicon Valley where Google co-founder Sergey Brin used to sleep.
Etsy continues its support of women by introducing a six-month paid parental leave policy for employees who’ve given birth or welcomed a new child through surrogacy or adoption. Don’t you love the tech companies that are shaming the rest of America’s businesses with stellar leave options?
To the millions of clueless singles who begrudgingly use online dating services, it would seem that the hardest part of it all is creating a dating profile to begin with—Which photo to use? What to say? Who are you?
Once upon a time—midcentury America, to be precise—you couldn’t turn to the Google search bar with all your most deeply personal and/or random questions. Instead, there was the New York Public Library and its very patient librarians.
Shade Court is in session and I hope everyone is feeling good and woke up this morning with the spirit of justice pulsing through your veins.
Ex-Google engineer Erica Baker fought back against discriminatory employment practices when she organized the creation of a spreadsheet of her co-workers’ salaries to encourage transparency. Google’s management was obviously displeased and punished Baker, who is a black woman, by withholding peer bonuses — but didn’t…
In today’s installment of What’s Ruining Us As Humans, we present the unhealthy risks of Gchatting. You know, that thing we all do “off the record” lest our boss is watching while we shred our co-workers. Apparently all of this angry typing is bad for us.
Google’s new photo app update (which separates the service from Google+) has at least one major problem: The service’s auto-tagging feature identifies some black people as gorillas. A Google developer’s response to the situation: “Holy Fuck.”
In a blog entry posted on Friday, Google Senior Vice President Amit Singhal, announced that the company would remove revenge porn from its search results. Singhal wrote:
On his show last night, John Oliver did the best interview with Edward Snowden conducted so far, as well as the only one involving both a picture of John Oliver’s penis and a pair of stars-and-stripes patterned truck nuts. It was a triumph of both journalism and artful dick metaphors.
Meet the tech industry's newest force to be reckoned with: Ruth Forat, who was just hired by Google to serve as its new CFO.
At a SXSW panel yesterday called How Innovation Happens, Steve Jobs biographer Walter Isaacson, US Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith, and Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt discussed how an increased level of diversity and gender inclusivity is necessary to bring about breakthroughs in the tech sphere.